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Robin Roberts

Sidelined from Interview

With Chad Johnson's Ex

8/29/2012 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Robin Roberts
was forced to back out of the first interview with Chad Johnson's estranged wife Evelyn Lozada since he allegedly attacked her earlier this month -- and TMZ has learned, it's due to Robin's health crisis.

Sources tell us ... Evelyn agreed to sit down with Robin on "Good Morning America" to discuss the Aug. 11 domestic violence incident -- because she feels Roberts has tremendous integrity as a reporter.

The interview was set for this week, but hit a snag when Lozada asked Robin to tape the segment at her hotel ... since Evelyn wanted a private setting for such a serious conversation.

We're told Roberts couldn't make that happen because she would have to miss a treatment session for her blood disorder ... myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

As we reported, Roberts is scheduled to start a leave of absence this Friday to receive a bone marrow transplant.

We're told Amy Robach is stepping in for Robin, but Evelyn's more than happy with the replacement.

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16.

loloagogo    

Whom ever interviews this broad better ask: ok you claim Chad hit you, correct? How many times have you hit, punched and thrown items at women on national television? AND then show all the clips of this no body repeatedly beating other women and interview the women she beat.

595 days ago
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systasoulja    

Really Ev you want empathy after you have been a barbarrick babboon attacking others!?! Go sit down and heal them stitches! Girl Boo!

595 days ago
18.

Skins    

Why would a supposedly legimate news organization have anything to do with this famewhoring ****?

595 days ago
19.

SweetScorpJ    

What is wrong with ABC to even put such an infamous, not famous person, on their programming?!

595 days ago
20.

Nancy    

Why would Robin Roberts interview this housing project tenant? Doesn't Evelyn belong down the hall at Jerry Springers?

595 days ago
21.

Brando    

Why does this ho deserve an interview? She's nobody special so why? Don't lose your integrity Robin by interviewing someone like this. We're not interested!

595 days ago
22.

PPC    

Why would this gold digging cleat chaser be on GMA? I know ABC is desperate, but this is pathetic! She tramp is a ghetto jump off and the case hasn't even been decided yet? Are they going to ask her about her violent and crazy antics on national TV. The judge should throw out the case if she talks anything about it. I think she did the headbutting, her history shows she definitely has the ability to do so.

595 days ago
23.

Judith    

First she forces her terminally ill (now deceased) brother-in-law to attend her destination wedding, then she insists that poor Robin Roberts (who is struggling with major health issues) interview her from her hotel room in Barbados.... #SELFISHBITCH

595 days ago
24.

yolanda rhodes    

i feel like her" health crisis" is just a publicity stunt!!!!!!!!!

595 days ago
25.

patmoore    

I am really glad that Robin did not do this interview. She is in the class with Barbara Walters and all the best. Let one of the trashy shows talk to Evelyn. Robin needs to focus on Robin. Please do not give Evelyn this kind of platform.

595 days ago
26.

DaveT    

Good, we don't need Robin's biased sexist point of view sugar-coated with the fake smile, no benefit to society by her playing the Chris-Brown-Interview game against Chad Johnson, it would only serve the already-sexist feminist viewers who would sit in their living rooms ranting and spewing while they watched the interview ;D

595 days ago
27.

Judith    

This c--- is a manipulation queen...well manipulate this bitch...4 seasons of BBW!! There's not enough 'damage control' in the world that can fix that **** so what you need to do is go slander your 'bestie' (rather than Chad) Shaunie O'Neal for "Executive Producing' your ass into the most despised woman in the U.S. #****INGTRICKHIDEYOURHUSBANDS

595 days ago
28.

Passingby    

I don't think this chick should rec'd any attention. She herself has been on camera throwing fists and glasses and whatever else hiting people with her purse. Throwing bottles at people now she wants to play VICTIM because of fight between her and chad. I don't believe in violence but this girl is full of it and she has a daughter 2 she needs to sit down someplace and beg forgiveness to those she physically assaulted herself

595 days ago
29.

Judith    

Evelyn Lozada is in no way worthy of network television attention. She is a z-list media-whore whose antics mainly attract those given to urban-tabloid (no offense TMZ) news-gossip. Poor Chad... in his vain hope of reforming the reality personality into a respectable wife he classed up her wardrobe (prior to him she was prone towards cat-suits and maxi-dresses which prominently displayed her those too large and pendulous silicone door-knockers). His efforts (all very commendable) provided her this major media attention and is the reason we are discussing her now. GMA please do not allow this strumpet your any airtime. Her goal is to further slander a yound man who as far as I can see lived (prior to her) the most exemplary life. Yes, I know he made a mistake in his youth but who hasn't? Our hope is that she return from whence she came (why I am told that prior to reality television and professional athlete pimping/extortion she was once a secretary and welfare recipient) and leave us alone.

595 days ago
30.

victry4u    

I don't understand she is a bully herself that have assaulted more than one women on national TV and even accused Jennifer of being a coward for pressing charges but now it's ok when its her that's being hit and no matter what you gave him the okay to cheat because you wanted to be a wife

595 days ago
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